Reading 'A Brief History of Time' like a Jane Austen novel:
"'Ah, Mr Knightley, I am confused and not a little annoyed. It seems that even non-rotating black holes create and emit particles at a steady rate.' 'Oh, tush and fie, Emma. Quantum mechanics tells us the particles are created just outside the black hole's event horizon.' 'Oh, Mr Knightley, my synapses are shutting down.'"
- Applying the Austen treatment to a Tom Clancy novel:
"'Oh, Mr Darcy, I thank you for the gift of the Uzi.' 'My dear Elizabeth, with its light-weight barrel and high rate of fire it is indeed one of the most sought after light weapons in the world.' 'Oh, Mr Darcy, you da man.'"